- My sexual identity:
- I know:
- English, Polish
- What is my body type:
- My body features is quite slim
- I like tattoo:
Conkers, feathers, snow globes. Then onto stamps, butterflies, coins. It was only natural for me to progress to larger, more beautiful and precious things. Hard to find, harder to keep.
I was born in slavery but, with the help of the Underground Railroad, stole myself and fled to Ohio.
As a group, the stories in this collection imagine a varied series of happenings in the pre-Civil War United States centered on an extended African, Quaker, and Indigenous family and their friends, including acts of enslavement, life under slavery, escape to the North, racism in the North, kidnapping, recovery, and abolitionist resistance.
They give us a nuanced, complex, and deeply personal history from the s to the s.
Despite the multiple restrictions, legal and cultural, that bind her in the United States where slavery was still legal, Sarah herself is becoming unbound, and Wilson gives readers the gift of watching as her life unfolds in new ways. She moves from the background into the foreground, and we feel keenly the multiple complexities of the historical situation through which this movement occurs. There is an enslaved man who s a group of Shawnee after a raid on the plantation where he has been forced to labor. There are Africans who want to assimilate in the United States and those who hold on to their Fante language and heritage.
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There are Quakers who provide safe houses along the Underground Railroad and a descendant of Quakers who is a slave holder and a rapist. One of the supporting characters who appears in a couple of stories is an ex-slave himself who betrays others by assisting a White slave hunter from Kentucky in kidnapping those who have escaped over the river into Ohio.
Each of those of color is not heroic.
Survivors, not victims are the foci. Regardless of circumstances, optimism fuels decisions.
The kidnapped: a collection of short stories
These stories do not mince matters. The plainness of their approach to the historical period marks them as Quaker as much as does their focus on Quaker characters. Integrity includes more than what comes from the mouth.
Friends will find in these stories a rich and sometimes startling tapestry of courageous resistance, violence against those struggling for justice, and excellent food for thought. By Dwight L. Running Wild Press, Book Next Book. Donate to Help Spread Quaker Content.